“Dagot’ee”- Hello and welcome to the new website of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Our home is here in eastern Arizona, where we have lived for thousands of years. We believe that we come from the Earth, and that we belong to the earth. Our beautiful home was given to us by our creator. Which is rich in tradition, resources, wildlife, and outdoor recreation.
Our home is very unique. It starts at about 2,600’ above sea level on our southwest side, and ranges all the way up to 11,400’ on the peak of Mt. Baldy on our eastern border, our most sacred mountain, providing year round recreation activities. Here on the White Mountain Apache Reservation we experience all four seasons.
Come visit us at the historical Fort Apache, where the famous Apache Scouts were once posted. Also stop by our Culture Center & Museum, and take a look at Apache life. Theodore Roosevelt boarding school resides there and is still in operation today.
Looking for fun and excitement? Hon-Dah Casino has the answer, and is located high up in the pines. With a fully functional Hotel and Conference Center, along with an arcade and a year round swimming pool, it is a great place to start. Then off to Sunrise Park Resort, which turns into a powdery paradise in the winter. During the summer, Sunrise is a dream to escape to, with scenic lift rides, a fourth of July fireworks celebration, an awesome Archery shootout and great fishing at Sunrise Lake, or one of the many other Lakes or well stocked streams. Here, on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, we are proud to produce the Apache Trout. A species found nowhere else in the world.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe is also known for its world class hunting. Our home is one of the best places in the world for Trophy Elk hunting, drawing in hunters from all over the world, to get a chance at a world class Trophy Bull Elk.
Want to get a taste of the local life? Visit the tourism site to see a list of ceremonial dances, during which visitors must abide by a visitors code of conduct. Then there is the annual Hon-Dah Pow Wow, and the 89th Annual WMAT Fair & Rodeo.
So come join us!
“Ashoog’ “ (Thank You)